The Splendid Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria splendida individuals are about 47.7 mm long and 10.8 mm wide (females 47.08 mm X 10.87). Color: 3-spotted yellow, pink or red (shown above); striped yellow (rare); and combined striped/3-spotted yellow (rare).
Brachoria splendida genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria splendida, 3-spotted yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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